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Description: MICHAEL WITTMANN
(1914-1944) German Waffen SS tank commander during the Second World War. A winner of the Knight's Cross, he was credited with the destruction of 138 tanks and 132 anti-tank guns making him one of Germany's top scoring panzer aces. He was most famous for his ambush on the British 7th Armored Division at the Battle of Villers-Bocage on June 13, 1944 where he destroyed 14 tanks and 15 personnel carriers in 15 minutes. He was killed on Aug. 8, 1944 near Saint-Aignana-de-Cramesnil. Extremely rare S.P. 5 1/4" x 7" sepia photograph of two tiger tanks fording a river in Eastern Europe. Signed, "Mich Whittmann SS O'fuhr" at bottom center. Slight curling to edges and wear at corners, else very good condition.

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March 30, 2011 11:00 AM EDT

Stamford, CT, US

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